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Dowsett breaks elbow in Tour of West Flanders crash

Team Sky’s Alex Dowsett has broken his elbow after crashing during the final stage of the Tour of West Flanders on Sunday.

Dowsett will have surgery after breaking his elbow

“Broke my elbow yesterday. Drove myself back from Belgium & checked into A&E. Operation today at Royal London Hospital,” tweeted Dowsett, who also posted a picture of himself with his right arm in a cast.

The 23-year-old finished 12th in the three-day race’s opening prologue and was sitting in the top 20 overall going into the final stage, won by Arnaud Demare (FDJ-Big Mat), while Julien Vermote (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) secured overall victory.

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